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in remembrance of the man who made j.r. ewing come to life. he died yesterday in dallas, surrounded by family and by friends. nbc's kristen dahlgren takes a look back at hagman's life and his career. >> i was with her all alone -- >> reporter: for a time he was the most famous actor in the world. >> thanks to j.r. >> reporter: the subject of the biggest cliff-hanger ever. [ gunshot ] the question who shot j.r. catapulted larry hagman into tv history. for more than a decade hagman was the character audiences couldn't get enough of. the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." >> you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> oh, hardly. >> reporter: along with family, his co-stars were at his side when hagman died at a dallas hospital friday. finally succumbing to the throat cancer he'd been battling. in a statement to nbc co-star linda grey said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was the pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. the world was a brighter place because of him." on the site of th
, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
. >> thank you. >>> the theme song, unmistakeable. and the conniving and mysterious j.r. ewing, unforgetable. he was one of the most famous stars of the era seen here. larry hagman has died at 81 years old. >> stay out of my affairs. >> you slime. you make me sick. >> oddly enough, nobody hates me. they love this character. >> justin: love him or hate him -- >>> reporter: love him or hate him, 14 seasons of playing jr ewing, the oil baron with the reptilian smile. he cheated his family, friends, and wife while taking plenty of knocks on his own. when the "who shot jr "episode aired, millions tuned in to watch. like jr, hagman was born in texas, the son of actress mary martin. >> the meaner he gets on television, the nicer he is at home. >> reporter: indeed, he didn't always play a bad guy. we first knew him as harry, in i dream of genie. hagman received no residuals for i dream of genie which is still in syndication. he was determined not to make the same mistake with dallas and negotiated rerun compensation packages. like j.r. a real business man. >> the actress who played his wife sue el
known as larger than life texan j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime soap opera "dallas." he first became known to a national audience in the 1960s playing an astronaut living with a jeanie in "i dream of jeannie." fans stopped by the real south fork ranch today to pay tribute to hagman and the character for which he was so very famous. >> watching it, every single one. my parent, me, my sister. we couldn't wait for "dallas." >> a very sad day, but nonetheless, it's just very amazing how the show has endured for so long. and it just will live forever. >> hagman had health setbacks in the 1990s when he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. in 1995, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. after that, hagman used his celebrity to raise awareness of organ donation. hagman was 81 years old. >>> training for a triathlon is a huge commitment. and for most triathletes, it is really about competing. but for other triathletes, there is a different motivation. garvin thomas introduces us to an east bay man with a unique inspiration to compete. it is tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter:
. >> the producers of the "dallas" tv series revival say they'll give j.r. ewing a proper send-off. larry hagman died yesterday. he had filmed several episodes already of season two. it was in the 1980's that he created his legendary character. >> i don't understand why you think she's changed. hey! wait! stop! >> hagman shared few streets with his nasty alter ego. he was a heavy drinker and had a liver transplant after his drinking destroyed his liver. he gave it up and later gave up smoking when he was diagnosed with cancer. hagman told the new york sometimes that he wanted his remains to be, quote, spread over a field and have marijuana and wheat planted and harvested in a couple of years and then have a big marijuana cake for 200 to 300 people. then people would eat a little of larry. in his own words. and larry hagman was 81. >>> all right. it's hard to top that. come on. you can do it. >> let's talk weather. let's make a complete transition over. hopefully you're getting outside. it's gorgeous weather so far and looks like it's going to be that way again tomorrow. temperatures, a little on the
in dallas. >> who shot j.r.? one of the greatest cliff hangers in tv history. larry hagman played j.r. ewing on the landmark primetime soap opera, dallas. >> don't come in the closer. >> he was the con knifing elder son and businessman that everyone loved to hate. >> i'm going to bring bobby down. i'm going to cut him out if i have to destroy ewing oil to do it. >> hagman is the only cast member to appear in all 35 episodes from 1978 to 1991. >> what are you doing here? >> just this year hagman reprized his signature role. >> i just came by congratulate yaw. tnt launched its own version of dallas. at one time hagman was auctioning off some memorabilia. >> you have more hats up for auction than most women have shoes. >> atthe people know you collect hats, they send you halts from all over the world. >> hagman was was a self-confessed heavy drinker and smoker. he needed a liver transplant and then worked for the great american smokeout. >> i know that -- they call me and say, hey ex-stopped smoking because i sow you. >> come on, jeanie. >> did you say something, master? >> being barbara eden's
passed away friday in a dallas hospital after battling complications from cancer. his j.r. ewing course, of the tomorrow villain oil man on the long- running abc tv show and dallas was only part of his acting repertoire. but it guaranteed his legend in tv history. a season finale cliff hanger in the 1980 called who shot j.r. was fuelled by 350 million people in 57 countries. that actor was up more noble enough that hagman recently used his j.r. role on the new version of dallas. he was also on the '60s popular tv series i dream of jeannie and acted on broadway. hagman, the son of broadway actress mary martin was 81 years old. >> it did get crowded roughly 11,000 people have been in line. this was up from $9 and led a share a lot of the black friday wrapped up at dawn. there was drama at a victoria's secret store where people jammed in the doorway waiting for the store to open. off some of them were pushing and shoving. the door man pleaded for them to stay, and that she would not open the door to this simmer down. employees stated that the waffle iron cause riots. this mall the michigan
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